From the 13th to 16th April the third global Forum focusing on collaboration across organizations, sectors and cultures took place in Oman. 413 participants from 47 nations experienced the intercultural exchanges made possible through this event, among them 16 participants from Austria.
Petra Wagner-Luptacik und Hanna Mandl supported the forum with their membership in the Design Team and Anita Frank (all members of SoL Austria) stood for an interview about the SoL Global Forum. The complete interview can be seen at you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waEwNhdVYNw
Several well-known thought leaders were invited as key speakers at the forum including Nobel Prize Recipient Muhammad Yunus, Oman Minister of Higher Education, Adam Kahane and Mary Catherine Bateson.
Sol Austria was happy to present the following workshops and souq sessions at the third global forum:
Opening-Workshop ‚Trust Room’, submitted by Jeanette Müller in cooperation with Doris Wilhelmer and Petra Wagner.
Workshop „Flying the Magic Carpet of Multi-Cultural Knowledge and Innovation Networks, submitted by Doris Wilhelmer and Petra Wagner-Luptacik. Unfortunately Petra Wagner-Luptacik couldn´t join the meeting, so Jeanette Müller presented her part of the presentation.
Workshop „The Cultural Photo Lab: Taking Pictures of What We Can´t See“, submitted by Stephan Berchtold, Stefan Güldenberg and Roosevelt Finlayson.
Workshop „Systemic Constellations as a Way of Co-Sensing“, submitted by Claude Rosselet and Christoph Mandl
Souq-session „Organizational Culture as Tacit Knowledgde in Action", submitted by Hanna Mandl, Anita Frank and Rosemarie Pippan
Souq-session „Teaching Organizational Learning – What Can We Learn?“, submitted by Christoph Mandl
At the end of the three days Executive President of the Oman Centre for Investment Promotion and Export Development Salem Ben Nasser Al Ismaily completed the event with a concluding final speech.
For pictures and further impressions of the forum, please find the photos listed above.
Further information can be found at http://www.solonline.org/events/GlobalForum2008Public/